Ben Simmons Declares for 2016 NBA Draft

by March 21, 2016

In the least surprising news to ever happen, LSU star freshman Ben Simmons told Jeff Goodman of ESPN that he will enter the 2016 NBA Draft. Simmons, the No. 1 recruit in America in the class of 2015, is projected to be a top-2 pick in the Draft.

It was an up-and-down year for Simmons. While he was outstanding—he averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as, essentially, a 6-foot-10 point guard—the Tigers oftentimes struggled. The team was considered a bit of a disappointment, as it was ranked in both preseason top-25 polls but ended up going 19-14 and missing the NCAA Tournament. While the team was reportedly extended an invitation to participate in the NIT, it turned down the opportunity.

A report from earlier this month said that Simmons planned to hire Rich Paul of Klutch Sports as his agent.